Title: Physical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition
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Practice Quizzes

These Practice Quizzes test your knowledge of the important concepts in each chapter and provide an explanation for each answer.

Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  Which risk factor for cardiovascular disease afflicts the largest segment of the U.S. population?
A: Hypertension
B: High cholesterol
C: Cigarette smoking
D: Inactivity

2:  A blockage in an artery serving the brain is called a
A: Heart attack
B: Myocardial infarction
C: Cerebral infarction
D: Angina pectoris

3:  A blood pressure reading of 125 over 85 would be considered?
A: Normal
B: Prehypertension
C: High blood pressure
D: Low blood pressure

4:  An unmodifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease would be?
A: Hypertension
B: Family history
C: Alcohol consumption
D: Inactivity

5:  How many recognized modifiable risk factors are there for cardiovascular disease?
A: 3
B: 4
C: 5
D: 6

6:  A total cholesterol reading of 175 would be considered?
A: High
B: Borderline high
C: Desirable
D: Dangerously low

7:  Over the last 20 years, obesity rates have
A: Increased slightly
B: Increased dramatically
C: Stayed the same
D: Decreased slightly

8:  Regular exercise leads to
A: Higher resting blood pressure.
B: Higher resting heart rate.
C: Higher blood cholesterol.
D: Higher cardiac output.

9:  Approximately how many teenagers become smokers every day?
A: 50
B: 100
C: 1000
D: 3000

10:  Which form of exercise provides the most protection against cardiovascular disease?
A: weight lifting
B: walking
C: sprinting
D: bowling

11:  Physical inactivity is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

12:  Physical activity helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

13:  Physical activity must be vigorous to improve health benefits.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

14:  Angina pectoris is caused by ischemia.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  Age is considered an unmodifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  Low density lipoproteins are are referred to as "good cholesterol."
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:  Stress is categorized as a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  Exercise reduces the risk for diabetes by increasing glucose sensitivity.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

19:  Consumption of high levels of alcohol protects you against cardiovascular disease.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  An HDL level above 60 is considered as offering a high degree of protection against cardiovascular disease.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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